There have been reports in recent weeks that Warhammer: Visions will be changing it's format from it's small digest-style look to a larger format. That's all fine and good - but I hope they give us the option because a larger format book next to this small format book, designed to look good on a bookshelf, will look pretty dumb.
For me this could be the nail in the coffin for a publication that has always had great promise, a brilliant idea, but has rarely ever followed through.
From quality-sporadic photos to a basic lack of content, this was supposed to the the hobbyists magazine, No rules, just hobby stuff - but they have consistently ignored the actual hobby. Where are the WIP workshops? Where are the extended painting articles or a series on how to take great photos? They are not there and it seems like they never will be.
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Interestingly in this section, the Bloodthirsters are only shown in a Warhammer setting and not in a Warhammer 40K one. It would have seemed a prime opportunity!
No kitbashing workshop to show you how you could do it, or even how the markings on the Dark Eldar ship were done. Just pictures!
Yes Melissa Holland's miniatures are well done, yes the reader's Parade Ground is nice - but the issue is BORING!! There's nothing to grasp onto. Nothing to read, nothing to learn.
This issue seems thrown together. It has no heart and no soul.
I've defended this publication from the very beginning hoping for better things - but I'm getting tired of doing that now. If I could take this issue back, I would!